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Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Bobby Valentine Syndrome / History Revisited

It's on people.....

I was listening to the Dan Patrick show today and he brought up one big point that certainly is on my mind. My one fear for the game is Willie over thinking things and trying to do too much instead of letting things play out. Bobby Valentine was the king of over managing and simply trying to do too much instead of letting his players do their thing. I'm not saying Willie should wait until Perez gives up six before he is yanked, but he needs to put his faith in the erratic lefty and his team that netted 97 wins. We know he will have a short hook with Perez on the mound, but I would hate to see him get pulled in the first if he gets into a bit of trouble. They will undoubtedly need the bullpen's help tonight to get this done, but they need some innings out of Perez too.

A statement to Oliver Perez:
Well, Oliver Perez is not a thinker. Oliver Perez is a pitcher. He is a do-er, and that's what you need to do. You don't need to think. You need to pitch. You need velocity. You need to go out there, and you need to get pumped. You need to fire it up. You need to grab ahold of that line between velocity and chaos, and you need to wrestle it to the ground like a demon cobra. And then, when the fear rises up in your belly, you use it. And you know that fear is powerful, because it has been there for billions of years! And it is good! And you use it! And you ride it; you ride it like a skeleton horse through the gates of hell, and then you win, Ollie! You WIN! And you don't win for anybody else. You win for you, you know why? Because a man takes what he wants. He takes it all. And you're a man, aren't you? Aren't you?!

Anyone know what that's from? Bonus points if you do.

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I yanked this from the Amazin' Avenue comments section:

That's right: What Hintz spotted -- and what Uni Watch and countless other researchers had missed over the years -- was that Bill Buckner was wearing a Chicago Cubs batting glove under his first baseman's mitt. (And no, that's not a Photoshop job -- it's the real deal.)

The poor Red Sox. It's bad enough they were saddled with one curse; they didn't know they were actually fighting two of them. No wonder Buckner missed that ball. He never had a chance.

One of the best reads in a while and it is mind boggling how it went unnoticed for so long.


Blogger Mike V said...

Hey man, I am a big fan of your blog. I think you do an amazing job with it.

That being said, I gotta disagree with you today. I don't think we need innings out of Perez tonight, and I wouldn't hold it against Willie for having him on a short leash. Have Darren Oliver warming up right at the outset, but do it underneath Shea Stadium so Perez doesn't feel teh lack of confidence.

Oh, and please don't hate on Bobby V!

5:18 PM

Blogger Itsmetsforme said...

i saw that buckner thing, but here's an exclusive for your blog only...I have it on good information that Bill Buckner was wearing Royals socks, and a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader outfit under the uni as well!

dont say i never did nothin for ya.

6:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cards in 7.



11:54 PM

Anonymous DG said...

Phew.... What do you say?... A fucking awesome season! This hurts...

11:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm VERY proud of this Mets team.

Oddly, this doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would.


12:08 AM

Blogger oSSyCoCoTaSo said...

not mad but hurt. how the hell we let speizieo, suppan, and molina beat us?

2:15 AM

Blogger warmsox said...

I had bought a cheap magnum of champagne to spray everywhere if they won, but I had a contingency plan to hold on to it if they lost.

When they lost, that plan went out the window.

Literally, I threw it out of a 3 story window and it made me feel marginally better.

2:22 AM

Anonymous Scott is angry said...

"Oddly, this doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would."-Well this hurts alot more than I thought i would. I cant stand seeing the sons of bitches showing the highlights on tv...hate, hate, hate, puke!

Where the hell were the Mets bats? Was David Wright even in the lineup? Where the hell is his power stroke?

Tigers in 4

8:20 AM


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